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Town of Alexander seeking three candidates for republican committee

By Press Release

Press Release:

The Town of Alexander Republican Committee is seeking registered party members who are interested in becoming the endorsed candidate for the following Town of Alexander open positions:

  • Town Highway Superintendent (4 year term)
  • Republican Committee, one each for District #1 and #2.

Those interested, please contact Barbara Eddy, Chairperson at 585-507-9930, no later than February 1.

Legislature to vote on hiring Albany-based lobbyist to help in the search for Phase 3 water funding

By Mike Pettinella

Genesee County is turning to a familiar face, so to speak, to help in its quest to attract outside funding for Phase 3 of the Countywide Water Program.

At its meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Courthouse, the county legislature will consider a resolution to contract with Sheridan Hohman & Associates of Albany to provide strategic counsel and governmental relation assistance at the state level for the remainder of the year at a cost of $2,000 per month.

County Manager Matt Landers said the expenses, totaling $18,000, will be covered by the Water Fund.

“We believe the assistance of a lobbyist that will focus on relationships with the state (agencies and leaders) will be helpful,” Landers said. “This firm has worked with us in the past through NYSAC (New York State Association of Counties).”

Landers and County Engineer Tim Hens, at a Feb. 23 meeting with Congressman Chris Jacobs, reported that it will cost around $85 million for Phase 3, which would bring another six million gallons of water per day into the county and eliminate the need for the aging City of Batavia water plant.

The county already has spent $20 million for Phase 1 and $23 million for Phase 2. The price tag of a fourth phase, down the road, is estimated at $50 to $60 million.

At that time, Legislature Chair Rochelle Stein asked Jacobs and his staff to explore federal funding options, noting, “We’re at a point now where we can’t manage it on our own.”

In a related development, the legislature also will consider rescinding an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Alexander regarding improvements of that community’s Water District No. 6.

Apparently, Hens and County Compliance Officer Pamela LaGrou agree that changes need to be made in the pact that calls upon the county to use part of the American Rescue Plan Act funding it has received in order to comply with ARPA regulations.

Hens said a new resolution will be drafted and presented to the Public Service Committee on April 18. The county will save $3.3 million in interest on this Phase 3 project by utilizing ARPA money.

The project focuses on increasing storage capacity, with construction starting next spring, Hens added.

Other resolutions of note on Wednesday’s legislative agenda:

  • Per an unfunded mandate from New York State Board of Elections, the purchase of a $40,000 ballot scanner to tabulate scannable absentee ballots and merge those results with early voting and election day results, as well as spending $2,500 for staff training. Deputy Republican Commissioner Melissa Gaebler said the equipment has to be operational by the June primary.
  • A request from the Rotary Club of Batavia to conduct its Fly-In Breakfast at June 19 at the Genesee County Airport on Saile Drive. The service organization would be using the facility from June 17-21 for preparation and clean-up.
  • A public hearing for 5:30 p.m. April 27 at the Old Courthouse on the county’s submission of a Community Development Block Grant application from the state Office of Community Renewal to assist La Fermiere Inc. in the development of a yogurt and dessert production facility at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park on East Main Street Road.

Town of Alexander declares State of Emergency

By Billie Owens

Public Notice

David Miller, supervisor of the Town of Alexander, declared a State of Emergency at 10 a.m.. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and issued Emergency Orders effective at 10 a.m. March 25, 2020.

Town of Alexander Town Offices and Highway Garage are closed to the public for five  days unless rescinded earlier or renewed in five-day increments.

Taxes, dog licenses and other payments or applications may be placed in the drop box located near the front door of the Town Hall, or mailed to the Town Hall at 3350 Church Street, Alexander, New York 14005.

Receipts will be mailed to you after they have been processed.

The Alexander Town Clerk is also available by email at:

David Miller

Supervisor of the Town of Alexander

Town of Alexander issues new policies until further notice due to COVID-19

By Billie Owens

Town of Alexander issues the following new policies until further notice due to COVID-19.

Following order by our governor and resolutions passed by the Town Board, the Alexander town offices were closed as of yesterday, March 17, until further notice. 

TOWN CLERK: 585-591-2455,

The office doors will remain locked until further notice. Residents may utilize the court drop box on the outside of the building for payments, paperwork, or requests for transfer station cards or by mail as well. If there is an urgent situation that needs to be addressed in person please call to set up a possible appointment. Receipts and cards will be mailed to you as soon as possible to keep business running as smoothly as possible.

Dog licenses can be mailed in or dropped in the drop box. And anyone in need of a handicap permit can call and one will be mailed to you.

Clerk’s hours to answer calls will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. 

Wednesdays 8:30-2:30 and Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m.

VILLAGE CLERK: 585-708-4167

The office doors will remain locked until further notice. Residents may utilize the village drop box on the outside of the building or call or send mail. 

TOWN ASSESSOR 585-343-1729, ext. 207

The assessor’s office will be closed to the public until further notice.

BUILDING AND ZONING 585-343-1729, ext. 238

Permits can be mailed to the Alexander Town Clerk or dropped in the drop box. If you need a permit to fill out they can be found on the Town of Alexander website. 

TOWN COURT 585-591-8165

Town court is CLOSED until further notice. Any questions feel free to call.

TOWN SUPERVISOR 585-591-0783

Please call with any questions or concerns.

  • Town of Alexander, P.O. Box 248, Alexander NY 14005
  • Village of Alexander. P.O. Box 266, Alexander NY 14005

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause but our employees and our communities best interest was in mind when we made these decisions. Thank you for understanding.

Shannon Tiede

Alexander Town Clerk/Tax Collector

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